Obituaries

Louie Reed, age 63, a resident of Fletcher Branch in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. 
Mr. Reed was born September 13, 1949 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Arna and Delphia Adams Reed.  Also, preceding him in death is one sister, Arnetta Reed. 
Mr. Reed is a graduate of Magoffin County High School in Salyersville, Kentucky.  He was self-employed as a mason. 

Born: Tuesday, 9/13/1949
Deceased: Wednesday, 2/19/2014

Ethel Slone age 71 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born April 4, 1942 in Floyd County, Kentucky.
She is survived by one son Carl Slone of Salyersville, Kentucky, two daughters Linda Barnett and Brenda McKenzie both of Salyersville, Kentucky, one brother Leonard Holleston, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Born: Saturday, 4/04/1942
Deceased: Wednesday, 2/19/2014

Harry Puckett, age 81, a resident of Sugar Camp Road in Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Mr. Puckett was born January 31, 1933 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late James Puckett and Maxie Cook Puckett. Also, preceding in death is his wife, Mary Puckett, two sisters , Genevieve and Mignon Puckett; and brothers, Leonard and Price Puckett.

Born: Tuesday, 1/31/1933
Deceased: Tuesday, 2/18/2014

Jack Allen age 83 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his home. He was born March 3, 1930 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late John H. and Edith May Allen.

Born: Monday, 3/03/1930
Deceased: Sunday, 2/16/2014

Ricky Edward Cooper age 48 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 at his home.  He was born June 19, 1965 in Johnson County, Kentucky to the late James Cooper and Janet Sue Adams Cooper who survives. He is also survived by his companion Sharon Mullins, two daughters Megan (Shane) Cooper Dyer of Salyersville, Kentucky and Jessica Cooper of Salyersville, Kentucky, one brother Terry (Pam) Cooper of Salyersville, Kentucky and two grandchildren. In addition to his father Ricky is preceded in death by one brother Robert George Cooper.

Born: Saturday, 6/19/1965
Deceased: Friday, 2/14/2014

Erma Lee (Joseph) Arnett, of Manchester, Michigan, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the Arbor Hospice Residence in Ann Arbor. She was born on July 10, 1929 in Royalton, Kentucky. On July 11, 1946, she married Bert Arnett and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1995. Erma was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Chelsea. She put church and faith first in her life. She was a very wise, strong-willed, and generous woman and worked hard for everything she had. Erma was a talented gardener and enjoyed canning and freezing vegetables and cooking.

Born: Wednesday, 7/10/1929
Deceased: Tuesday, 2/11/2014

Robert Franklin, age 52, a resident of Rockhouse Creek Road in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his home.
Mr. Franklin was born October 15, 1961 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky the son of the late Paul and Zella Isaac Franklin.
Those left to mourn include sister, Charlene Franklin of Florida; brother, Timothy Franklin; and a host of family and friends who love and miss him.

Born: Sunday, 10/15/1961
Deceased: Tuesday, 2/11/2014

JoAnne Keeton Denney age 53 of Williamstown, Kentucky formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at her home. She was born September 21, 1960 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Ralph Keeton who survives and the late Imogene Carty Keeton. In addition to her father JoAnne is survived by her husband Ricky Denney, one brother Darrell (Dana) Keeton of Salyersville, Kentucky, three sisters Darlene Caniff of Williamstown, Kentucky, Connie Keeton of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ora (Larry) Webb of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Born: Wednesday, 9/21/1960
Deceased: Tuesday, 2/11/2014

Aaron Sherman Reed, infant son of Jay Darren and Sandra Kay (Arnett) Reed passed away Monday February 10, 2014 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky
Those left to mourn Aarons passing include parents Jay Darren and Sandra, one brother Isaiah Reed, one sister Jasmyne Reed, paternal grandparents Mitchell and Sandra Reed, maternal grandparents Nellie and the late Sherman Arnett and a host of family who love and miss him.
A graveside service was held in honor of Aaron on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Born: Monday, 2/10/2014
Deceased: Monday, 2/10/2014

Billy Ray Craft age 77 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born July 28, 1936 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Cletus and Cora Craft. Survivors include four sons Donnie Ray (Rhonda) Craft of Kimper, Kentucky, Ronnie Lynn (Vivian) Craft of Salyersville, Kentucky, Larry Keith (Teresa) Craft of Prestonsburg, Kentucky and Mark Kevin Craft of Salyersville, Kentucky, one sister Pauline Craft (Marion) Holloway of Rochester, Indiana, 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Born: Tuesday, 7/28/1936
Deceased: Monday, 2/10/2014

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